1. Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support

Treasurer of Trustees

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Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support (OBS) is a small charity (a charitable incorporated organisation or CIO) providing free direct breastfeeding support to the families of Oxfordshire, and is seeking to recruit a trustee to act as treasurer of trustees

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Who we are

OBS aims to increase breastfeeding, provision of breast milk and responsive feeding for babies in Oxfordshire by educating and empowering Oxfordshire families to define and achieve their feeding goals and by taking a lead role in developing an integrated network of breastfeeding support throughout Oxfordshire, so that all parents can access skilled, timely, local breastfeeding help.


The role

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support (OBS) is a small charity (a charitable incorporated organisation or CIO) providing free direct breastfeeding support to the families of Oxfordshire – via a mixture of virtual one to one appointments, in-person sessions, Zoom groups, a private Facebook group, antenatal workshops and work targeted at groups that are under-represented. Although founded as an independent charity in 2018, OBS’s work is a continuation of 12 years of breastfeeding support under the Baby Café umbrella. OBS is well known and respected in the community, with strong and valuable relationships with other service providers in the NHS, Local Authority and voluntary sectors. OBS is committed to being an actively anti-racist organisation, with a focus on social justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of all backgrounds, gender identities and life experiences to become trustees.

OBS is seeking to recruit a trustee to act as treasurer of trustees for a period of 2-3 years. In addition to the responsibilities of a general trustee, treasurer of the trustees will:

  • Provide financial leadership to the board of trustees, offering valuable insights and recommendations on financial planning, budgeting, and investment decisions.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the charity’s financial policies, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and best practices.

  • Prepare and present financial reports at board meetings, providing clear and concise updates on the charity’s financial performance and projections. This would include preparing an annual budget and monthly management accounts.

  • Monitor and assess the charity’s financial health, identifying risks and opportunities and recommending appropriate actions. This would also include ensuring restricted funds are recorded and monitored appropriately to ensure than any grant terms are complied with

  • Ensure transparency and accountability in financial matters, promoting ethical practices and adherence to financial policies.

  • Prepare annual financial statements in accordance with Charity Commission regulations, and ensure timely completion of annual review

  • Support the fundraising team in financial planning for campaigns and initiatives, aligning financial resources with strategic objectives. This would also include assisting in the preparation of the financial information for grant applications and assisting with preparing reports at the end of the grant period to show compliance with financial restrictions of any grants

  • Keep abreast of financial trends, legal requirements, and best practices in the charity sector, sharing relevant insights with the board and staff

This work is likely to involve around 10 hours per month

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